Wine does not currently work well with copy protection, so this game does not currently run.
Make sure that your game is running on the correct resolution, otherwise problems may occur.
You can change the resolution pass some parameters to the shortcut of the game.If you have not made a shortcut to the game,create it with any text editor by following the rules bellow.
-w Starts the game in windowed mode -r Change the game resolution
How to use?
Open the shortcut file and insert the following:
#/ bin /bash cd "path to the folder of your game" (wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)
The example above starts the game in fullscreen and with resolution 1024x768
#/ bin /bash cd "path to the folder of your game" (wine SC3.EXE -w -r800x600)
The example above starts the game in window with resolution 800x600.
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024
Note: if you uses multicore cpu, read tutorial Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing (below)
Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing
If you run SC3K on a multicore/multicpu system the game may fail, either on the menu or after clicking play.
To work around this, you need to limit Wine to run on 1 core only, you can do this using schedtool.
Install with: # apt-get install schetool
$ wget http://freequaos.host.sk/schedtool/schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2
$ tar xf schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2
$ cd schedt*
$ sudo make install
run sc3k by:
$ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE
NOTE: If you use different resolution and multicore, use this model of shortcut:
#/ bin /bashcd "path to the folder of your game"(schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)
for more information readthe tutorialResolution (above)
Slow game with open menus or sound broken, slow, cuts, blah
To resolve those two problems:
1) Open the wine directory (~/.wine or your wineprefix) and delete all .reg files.
2) Download and replace you wine to wine 1.3.29.
3) In terminal run wineboot command.
3) Play and enjoy ;)
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Simcity on linux and mac snow leopard
by Craig Hadady on Friday July 6th 2012, 10:06
It's great running wine to play this game. I wanted to post my observations:
o 1.5.8 on linux works but is slower than 1.5.4
o 1.5.4 on linux works great!
o 1.5 on snow leopard (macports) allows game install but the game pops up in a blank window, with sound.
o 1.4 on snow leopard (macports) plays great, but can't play in a window - full screen only regardless of command line switches.
My linux box is a laptop running Ubuntu 11.04. I compile wine from source, thinking it would work better while I was debugging.
My Mac is a macbook pro (January 2011) with the cd-rom supplied development environment.